Vientiane, 26 November 2019 – The Australian Embassy and the Laos Australia Institute hosted OzTalk: ‘Rainbow Stories’, a panel discussion and Q&A event to discuss and share the personal experiences and vision of people from the LGBTI+ community in Australia and Laos – and featured Australian social entrepreneur and youth activist Mikhara Ramsing, along with other panel members from Laos.

Moderated by one of our Lao Australian alumni, Soupha Rawady.

Lao panelists included:

  1. Anan Bouapha, Founder of Proud To Be Us Laos
  2. Olam Rasaphonh, Programme Coordinator, Community Health and Inclusion Association
  3. Sonthaya Xayaseng, Founder of LGBTQ Equality, and
  4. Inphama Basengkham, Guest speaker (a father) from LGBTQ+ community

Apart from the panel discussion, there was a dance performance from talented Fanglao Dancers who created a special performance specially for this event.

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